Introducing blended learning experiences in core subjects presents many opportunities over traditional print-heavy classrooms. Blended learning helps expand and customize learning opportunities to meet the needs of a broader group of students, making instruction more individualized.
Technology in a school can play a significant role to keep parents up to date and informed about their children’s education. Keeping parents in the loop of all school communications is essential to encourage students’ learning at home as well as in the classroom. Parents like to be informed about their child’s learning and this can be through a multitude of technology options.
There are many ways in which educators can use digital storytelling, whether it’s for assignments, classroom teaching, or as a method to create a more inclusive learning environment. The greatest benefit is enabling students to find their own voice, their own strengths and talents, and giving them a space to use them to their full capacity.
Good cybersecurity practices are as essential as knowing the safety protocols needed prior to crossing the street. As the future is leaning heavily toward the digital frontier, educators need to roll with the times in order to help their students prepare. Knowing a thing or two about cybersecurity do’s and don’ts can also help the educator in their own lives and in future classrooms they hold.
Online training is a convenient way for teachers to learn at their own pace, throughout the school year, and a way for them to expand their personal learning network. Ultimately, the final goal should be to provide teachers with relevant training that can really help them become better professionals, more confident in their work, and more motivated to make a difference.
Making e-learners interested in the topics discussed within courses depends on a lot of variables. But no matter how difficult it may be to achieve student motivation, the tips and tricks discussed here will certainly come in handy.
We need to make sure that when students finish school, they are equipped with the skills they need to thrive in the outside world, in what will be a highly technological workplace. Technical skills are important, but also soft skills that shape how students think and react to the world. The classroom is the training ground for them to be ready for the future.
Educators have tried to find an approach to learning that would spark students’ curiosity and motivation, engage them more in class and provide them with a set of skills necessary to face the 21st century society. Authentic learning came as a constructivist approach to teaching in which learners are active participants in their own instruction that allows for the acquisition of new concepts and skills oriented towards real-life applicability.
By intentionally planning ways for students to collaborate in class, we help them to build their own learning networks. Through these learning networks, students will build confidence, broaden their perspectives, and connect with the content in a more meaningful way.
Disengagement during class is a major problem as it affects learning. In fact, off-task behavior can take away a few hours each month. Teachers can optimize the learning environment and apply certain techniques to help students improve their focus. Here are six ways in which teachers can successfully manage off-task behavior: